Work History

Writing (Books)

One Woman, Four Decades, Eight Wishes: A Journalist’s Memoir of Challenge, Change and Growth 
Notre Mot, Inc., April 17, 2015

One Woman, Four Decades, Eight Wishes is a memoir written by a reluctantly-retired journalist who felt overwhelmed by the prospect of turning 65.  Like millions of other Baby Boomers, she began to conduct an inventory of the events that had shaped her psyche, the people who had touched her heart, and the factors—both positive and negative—that had profoundly affected her life.  Includes over 50 personal photos, and a reading list of over 65 recommended books.

The Self-Empowered Woman: 17 Characteristics of High Achievers
Booksurge, 2009

An overview of the life events and traits shared by accomplished women from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.  Includes mini-biographies of 68 amazing women plus 85 self-help exercises.

When Your Life Includes a Wheelchair
Desert Ministries, Inc., November 2004

An inspirational and practical guide to help wheelchair users and those who love them cope with the changes that a loss of mobility includes.

The Self-Confidence Trick
Wiedenfield & Nicholson, April 1988 (UK)
Serialized in The Express, profiled in Woman’s Journal, Cosmopolitan, and The Daily Mail; national publicity tour.

Time Enough For Love
Bantam, March 1983
250,000 copies printed, serialized in major American monthly magazines and promoted on a national tour.

Diary of a Divorced Mother
Bantam Books, February 1981
Paperback Edition a press run of 200,000 copies and national publicity tour. Serialization rights sold to the L.A. Times Syndicate, Cosomopolitan and McCall’s Working Mother magazines.
Wyden Books, March 1980

The Great Restaurants of California  (Co-author)
Camaro Publishing Company, 1975
A state-wide luxury restaurant guide.

Writing (Other)

Book reviews and articles published in Town & Country, Allure, Ladies Home Journal, and British Marie-Claire magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times , The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and National Catholic Reporter.  Regular contributor to The Los Angeles Times Book Review 1972 – 1985, and for The Wall Street Journal 1975 – 1981.  Book Reviewer for The Seattle Times, The Denver Post, and The Dallas Times Herald.  Features contributor to Family Weekly Magazine 1979 – 1982.  Twice weekly columnist (A Woman’s Place) for The Los Angeles Herald Examiner.  Associate editor of The West Coast Review of Books, for books of interest to women readers 1974 – 1977.


UCLA Bachelor of Arts  in English, Minor in French; conversant in Spanish.


Interests include literature, ballet, piano, needlepoint, and Equitation.  UCLA Mademoiselle Magazine College Board competitor.